Bevacizumab-awwb (Mvasi)

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Note: this is the first FDA-approved biosimilar. The information below is reproduced from the Bevacizumab (Avastin) page, except for the details of FDA indication.

General information

Class/mechanism: Monoclonal antibody that inhibits angiogenesis by binding VEGF and preventing the interaction of VEGF with its receptors (Flt-1 and KDR) on the surface of endothelial cells.
Route: IV
Extravasation: neutral

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, Medscape,UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.

Diseases for which it is used

History of changes in FDA indication

Also known as

  • Code name: ABP 215
  • Brand name: Mvasi


  1. MAPLE: Thatcher N, Goldschmidt JH, Thomas M, Schenker M, Pan Z, Paz-Ares Rodriguez L, Breder V, Ostoros G, Hanes V. Efficacy and Safety of the Biosimilar ABP 215 Compared with Bevacizumab in Patients with Advanced Nonsquamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (MAPLE): A Randomized, Double-blind, Phase III Study. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Apr 1;25(7):2088-2095. Epub 2019 Jan 7. Erratum in: Clin Cancer Res. 2019 May 15;25(10):3193. link to original article PubMed